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Midland County, Texas (TX)

County population in 2016: 162,565 (88% urban, 12% rural); it was 116,009 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 20,886
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 14,106
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 29,724
Renter-occupied apartments: 15,853 (it was 13,021 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

36%

Land area: 900 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 181 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Midland County: 86.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (19.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (17.4%), Construction (12.8%), Manufacturing (11.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 28%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Midland County, Texas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (47.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (42.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (6.0%)
  • Asian alone (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
Median resident age:  32.0 years
Texas median age:  34.5 years
Males: 81,341  (50.0%)
Females: 81,224  (50.0%)

Midland County,TX real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Midland County:

2.0 people
Texas:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $65,349 ($39,082 in 1999)

This county:

$65,349
Texas:

$56,565

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $932 (lower quartile is $759, upper quartile is $1,215)
This county:

$932
State:

$809


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $190,400 (it was $68,500 in 2000)
Midland:

$190,400
Texas:

$161,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $115,500 - $288,600

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $244,587
Here:

$244,587
State:

$230,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $315,974
Here:

$315,974
State:

$227,239

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $191,622
Here:

$191,622
State:

$253,158

Mobile homes: $46,684
Here:

$46,684
State:

$80,655

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $2,199
Here:

$2,199
State:

$50,435
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,570
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $534

Institutionalized population: 760

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 31
  • Burglaries: 94
  • Thefts: 246
  • Auto thefts: 25

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 21
  • Burglaries: 141
  • Thefts: 275
  • Auto thefts: 27
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Health of residents in Midland County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is worse than average.
65.9% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
47.2% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
62.1% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
65.1% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 200 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 159 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 158 buildings, average cost: $108,700
  • 2001: 154 buildings, average cost: $113,000
  • 2002: 227 buildings, average cost: $102,600
  • 2003: 260 buildings, average cost: $116,400
  • 2004: 289 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 2005: 390 buildings, average cost: $121,200
  • 2006: 470 buildings, average cost: $127,300
  • 2007: 514 buildings, average cost: $120,900
  • 2008: 483 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2009: 330 buildings, average cost: $116,000
  • 2010: 394 buildings, average cost: $138,600
  • 2011: 539 buildings, average cost: $179,700
  • 2012: 599 buildings, average cost: $183,100
  • 2013: 732 buildings, average cost: $214,200
  • 2014: 917 buildings, average cost: $203,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $3,266 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,948 (1.3%)

Midland County household income distribution in 2009 Midland County home values distribution Midland County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 8.3%
Midland County:

8.3%
Texas:

15.6%
(4.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.3% for Black residents, 12.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.3% for American Indian residents, 13.7% for other race residents, 9.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 32.0 years old
(Males: 31.1 years old, Females: 32.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 37.3 years old, Black residents: 32.7 years old, American Indian residents: 29.7 years old, Asian residents: 31.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.4 years old, Other race residents: 42.0 years old)

Area name: Midland, TX MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Midland County is $407 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $536 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $781 a month.

Cities in this county include: Midland, Midland Rural.

Midland County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Midland County: Odessa Country Club (A), Buffalo Windmill (B), South Cowden Ranch (C), Crater Windmill (D), Three Section Windmill (E), Five Section Windmill (F), Six Section Windmill (G), Alley Oople Windmill (H), Bull Pasture Windmill (I), Bum Windmill (J), C-Bar Ranch (K), Caliche Windmill (L), Cherry Windmill (M), Clark Brothers Ranch (N), Cole Ranch (O), Collins Windmill (P), Comanche Trails Camp (Q), Conger Ranch (R), Cross Windmill (S), Deep Windmill (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Midland County include: Wesley Evangelical Methodist Church (A), University Park Baptist Church (B), Odessa Primitive Baptist Church (C), Greenfield Acres Baptist Church (D), Bible Free Will Baptist Church (E), Harrisdale Church (F), Greenfield Acres Church (G), Harrisdale Church (H), Northside Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Prairie Dog Lake (A), James Lake (B), Red Lakes (C), Coyote Lake (D), Cheyenne Lake (E), Bum Lake (F), Antelope Lake (G), Embar Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Midland County: Broughton Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Howard County , San Augustine County , Sterling County , Upton County , Ward County , Winkler County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Texas:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 5,824
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 26.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 19,745 (38.3% naturalized citizens)

Midland County:

12.1%
Whole state:

17.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 4,944
  • 2000 to 2009: 3,508
  • 1990 to 1999: 4,024
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,725
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,438
  • Before 1970: 1,189
Note: State values scaled to Midland County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 86.6%

Midland County marital status for males Midland County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 39,771
  • One, attached: 1,125
  • Two: 1,162
  • 3 or 4: 3,310
  • 5 to 9: 2,799
  • 10 to 19: 4,532
  • 20 to 49: 3,092
  • 50 or more: 586
  • Mobile homes: 4,123

Housing units in Midland County with a mortgage: 18,078 (133 second mortgage, 335 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 16,994

Here:

52.9% with mortgage
State:

57.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Midland County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant48,581108
Catholic30,7004
Mainline Protestant9,88416
Other7,35713
Black Protestant1,4007
None38,950-
Midland County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Midland County:

0.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 53
Midland County:

4.20 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 80
This county:

6.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Midland County:

11.0%
Texas:

8.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Midland County:

26.4%
State:

26.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.4%
State:

15.7%

Agriculture in Midland County:

Average size of farms: 758 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $15,516
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $262.87
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 14.78%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 46.03%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $28,116
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.20%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 42.11%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $22,642
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.66%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.93
All wheat for grain: 741 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 10052 harvested acres
Vegetables: 17 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 489 acres

Tornado activity:

Midland County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 8932793.9 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 9 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/29/1954, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured 9 people

Earthquake activity:

Midland County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 34% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 139.7 miles away from Midland County center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 105.9 miles away from the county center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 65.2 miles away from the county center
On 12/19/2005 at 20:27:40, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.1 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 149.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/15/1995 at 14:33:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 138.7 miles away from Midland County center
On 5/23/2004 at 09:22:05, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 150.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Texas Ceed Fire, Incident Period: May 24, 2011 to May 31, 2011, Fire Management Assistance Declared: May 24, 2011, FEMA Id: 2910, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Hickman Fire, Incident Period: April 09, 2011 to April 20, 2011, Fire Management Assistance Declared: April 09, 2011, FEMA Id: 2886, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Wildfires, Incident Period: April 06, 2011 to August 29, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1999: July 01, 2011, FEMA Id: 1999, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Bates Field Fire, Incident Period: April 03, 2011 to April 06, 2011, Fire Management Assistance Declared: April 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 2881, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Greenwood Fire, Incident Period: March 20, 2009 to March 22, 2009, Fire Management Assistance Declared: March 20, 2009, FEMA Id: 2800, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Price Fire, Incident Period: May 01, 2008 to May 04, 2008, Fire Management Assistance Declared: May 01, 2008, FEMA Id: 2764, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Wildfires, Incident Period: March 14, 2008 to September 01, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3284: March 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 3284, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1606: September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1606, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3261: September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 3261, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Texas Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3216: September 02, 2005, FEMA Id: 3216, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Midland County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 9, Hurricanes: 3 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (71%)
  • Cuba (3%)
  • Burma (3%)
  • Jamaica (2%)
  • Philippines (2%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (2%)
  • Nigeria (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Midland County (%):

  • American (7%)
  • German (4%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • English (3%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • European (1%)

Midland County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 81,872 (84.2%)
  • Carpooled: 10,315 (10.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 249 (0.3%)
  • Subway or elevated: 28 (0.0%)
  • Ferryboat: 47 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 1,497 (1.5%)
  • Bicycle: 54 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 894 (0.9%)
  • Worked at home: 2,020 (2.1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Midland County, Texas in 2000:

  • 890 people in nursing homes
  • 268 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 150 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 86 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 71 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 59 people in other group homes
  • 32 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 21 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 10 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 3 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children

People in group quarters in Midland County, Texas in 2010:

  • 362 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 333 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 288 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 280 people in college/university student housing
  • 154 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 86 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 76 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 49 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 23 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 11 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $75,282.

8.27% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($53,151 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.27%
Texas average:

7.14%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($300 average AGI)
Midland County:

0.04%
Texas average:

0.08%

5.71% relocated from other counties in Texas ($34,864 average AGI)
2.53% relocated from other states ($17,987 average AGI)
Midland County:

2.53%
Texas average:

2.49%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Ector County, TX  1.15% ($53,270 average AGI)
from Lubbock County, TX  0.38% ($40,709)
from Tom Green County, TX  0.23% ($41,527)
from Tarrant County, TX  0.23% ($55,864)
from Harris County, TX  0.22% ($109,163)
from El Paso County, TX  0.18% ($30,129)
from Howard County, TX  0.16% ($44,176)


6.97% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($53,744 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.97%
Texas average:

6.69%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($217 average AGI)
Midland County:

0.04%
Texas average:

0.10%

5.21% relocated to other counties in Texas ($41,033 average AGI)
1.72% relocated to other states ($12,494 average AGI)
Midland County:

1.72%
Texas average:

2.01%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Ector County, TX  1.18% ($43,580 average AGI)
to Lubbock County, TX  0.26% ($39,279)
to Travis County, TX  0.26% ($47,008)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.24% ($46,574)
to Harris County, TX  0.24% ($107,868)
to Dallas County, TX  0.21% ($45,474)
to Bexar County, TX  0.19% ($51,931)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.0
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 17.2

Births per 1000 population in Midland County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Midland County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Midland County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 21.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Midland County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Midland County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 15,909 (13,647 aged, 2,262 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 7,155 (19%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Midland County, Texas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,416)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,061)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (928)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (870)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (781)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (586)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (542)
  • Congestive heart failure (309)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (217)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (209)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.49
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11,289
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 289
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 47,999

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,602
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 726
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 36
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 86

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 33.7. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 112.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 73.5
  • Other - 38.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 162,565
  • In family households: 137,580 (20,154 male householders, 18,612 female householders)
    28,739 spouses, 53,666 children (50,263 natural, 851 adopted, 2,552 stepchildren), 5,270 grandchildren, 1,526 brothers or sisters, 3,119 parents, 2,139 other relatives, 4,355 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 23,084 (9,904 male householders (7,266 living alone)), 7,508 female householders (6,496 living alone)), 5,672 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,901

Size of family households: 16,556 2-persons, 8,538 3-persons, 7,594 4-persons, 3,517 5-persons, 2,226 6-persons, 335 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 13,762 1-person, 2,626 2-persons, 583 3-persons, 441 4-persons.

29,745 married couples with children.
9,939 single-parent households (1,329 men, 8,610 women).

67.3% of residents of Midland speak English at home.
29.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (92% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
1.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (93% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 4% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $459,269,000 ($3,816 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $16,023,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $223,734,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $119,729,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,997,000
Federal grants: $64,748,000
Federal procurement contracts: $11,819,000 ($4,924,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $35,243,000 ($1,847,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $63,879,000
Federal Government insurance: $130,308,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 9,605
Here:

79 per 1000 residents
State:

85 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,934
Here:

41 per 1000 residents
State:

35 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +967
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+29 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -114
Here -1 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Midland County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.22 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.5
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 3,878
  • 2010 to 2013: 4,004
  • 2000 to 2009: 6,063
  • 1990 to 1999: 10,140
  • 1980 to 1989: 10,394
  • 1970 to 1979: 5,905
  • 1960 to 1969: 7,435
  • 1950 to 1959: 9,309
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,257
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,115
Note: State values scaled to Midland population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Midland County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Midland County population
  • 1 room: 84
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 616
  • 4 rooms: 2,779
  • 5 rooms: 7,070
  • 6 rooms: 8,860
  • 7 rooms: 7,654
  • 8 rooms: 3,369
  • 9+ rooms: 4,640
  • 1 room: 7,082
  • 2 rooms: 1,145
  • 3 rooms: 2,362
  • 4 rooms: 4,099
  • 5 rooms: 2,649
  • 6 rooms: 2,371
  • 7 rooms: 552
  • 8 rooms: 145
  • 9+ rooms: 701
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Midland County, Texas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Midland County population
  • no bedroom: 158
  • 1 bedroom: 79
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,632
  • 3 bedrooms: 19,823
  • 4 bedrooms: 8,678
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,702
  • no bedroom: 7,147
  • 1 bedroom: 4,263
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,638
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,688
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,213
  • 5+ bedrooms: 157
Cars and other vehicles available in Midland County, Texas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Midland County population
  • no vehicle: 464
  • 1 vehicle: 6,213
  • 2 vehicles: 15,579
  • 3 vehicles: 8,857
  • 4 vehicles: 3,146
  • 5+ vehicles: 813
  • no vehicle: 1,359
  • 1 vehicle: 11,738
  • 2 vehicles: 6,425
  • 3 vehicles: 859
  • 4 vehicles: 319
  • 5+ vehicles: 406

80% of Midland County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 52% lived in Texas.

Midland County:

79.7%
State average:

84.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 110,132
  • Other state: 31,071
  • Northeast: 1,763
  • Midwest: 6,369
  • South: 10,632
  • West: 12,307

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Midland County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (56.2%)
  • Electricity (39.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.3%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)
  • Wood (0.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.2%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Electricity (76.9%)
  • Utility gas (20.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,752
Here:

13.1%
Texas:

6.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,149
Here:

12.8%
Texas:

6.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 661
Here:

10.8%
Texas:

15.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Midland County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $7,692,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $283,000
    Regular Highways: $222,000
    Libraries: $151,000
    Correctional Institutions: $13,000
  • Current Operations - Judicial and Legal Services: $5,253,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,615,000
    Police Protection: $3,737,000
    General - Other: $2,739,000
    Financial Administration: $2,337,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,115,000
    Libraries: $1,830,000
    Regular Highways: $1,477,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,048,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $190,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $164,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $155,000
    Health - Other: $153,000
    General Public Buildings: $89,000
    Parks and Recreation: $59,000
    Local Fire Protection: $15,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $605,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $1,000,000
    Police Protection: $437,000
    General - Other: $436,000
    Regular Highways: $361,000
    Central Staff Services: $105,000
    Correctional Institutions: $32,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $29,000
    Solid Waste Management: $20,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $19,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $13,000
    Corrections - Other: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $15,116,000

Midland County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $2,970,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $22,000
    Regular Highways: $20,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,767,000
    Public Welfare: $285,000
    General Local Government Support: $30,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $55,000
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,876,000
    Interest Earnings: $990,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $718,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $171,000
    Sale of Property: $47,000
    Rents: $44,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,591,000
    General Local Government Support: $67,000
    Highways: $50,000
  • Tax - Property: $17,556,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,442,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,302,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $240,000
    Amusements Sales: $59,000
    Other License: $1,000

Midland County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,874,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,410,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $570,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $106,000

Midland County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $31,696,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $173,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,296
  • Number of aged recipients: 419
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,877
  • Number of recipients under 18: 393
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,222
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 681
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 905
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 923
Midland County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Midland County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 27 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,018$152,013891$165,1481,576$161,006219$51,1103$2,459,333181$105,79695$58,726
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED41$116,53771$122,408134$170,30630$34,7000$019$83,47446$62,783
APPLICATIONS DENIED61$137,475148$112,453500$136,890258$36,6820$037$72,83889$53,764
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN44$151,63647$159,872316$153,46876$61,1450$019$81,52611$57,364
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$127,7789$61,88980$140,87514$53,2140$03$56,66710$60,800
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 26 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED155$207,39450$220,2402$116,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED53$179,96216$222,0631$101,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED16$194,37511$226,2733$159,667
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN12$196,0002$209,5002$216,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$62,0000$01$62,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Midland County, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James44572.3 years
John43375.1 years
Mary42779.0 years
William40172.6 years
Robert29470.7 years
Charles21470.6 years
George20674.1 years
Dorothy17174.9 years
Ruth15879.7 years
Joe13469.5 years
Most common last names in Midland County, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith24375.9 years
Johnson17973.7 years
Jones16673.6 years
Williams14574.3 years
Brown14074.5 years
Davis11875.4 years
Wilson10273.3 years
Moore9973.1 years
Taylor9173.1 years
Jackson8870.7 years
Businesses in Midland County, TX
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven19KFC2
AMF Bowling1Kohl's1
AT&T2La Quinta3
Abercrombie & Fitch1La-Z-Boy1
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Lane Bryant1
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture4
Advance Auto Parts2Little Caesars Pizza2
Aeropostale1Long John Silver's1
Albertsons3Lowe's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Marriott2
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Ashley Furniture1Maurices1
AutoZone3Mazda1
BMW1McDonald's3
Barnes & Noble1Men's Wearhouse1
Baskin-Robbins1Motherhood Maternity1
Bath & Body Works1New Balance1
Baymont Inn1Nike5
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nissan1
Blockbuster2Office Depot1
Burger King4Old Navy1
CVS1Olive Garden1
Casual Male XL1On The Border1
Catherines1Outback1
Charlotte Russe1Outback Steakhouse1
Chevrolet1Pac Sun1
Chick-Fil-A2Papa John's Pizza1
Chico's1Payless2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Penske1
Church's Chicken2PetSmart1
Cinnabon 1Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut4
Comfort Suites1Popeyes1
Cracker Barrel1Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack2
Dairy Queen3SAS Shoes1
Days Inn1SONIC Drive-In4
Dennys1Sam's Club1
Discount Tire2Sears2
Domino's Pizza1Shoe Carnival1
FedEx30Sprint Nextel3
Finish Line1Staples1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Starbucks2
Foot Locker1Studio 61
Ford1Subaru1
GNC1Subway11
GameStop3Super 81
Goodwill1T-Mobile4
Gymboree1Taco Bell2
H&R Block3Talbots1
Hilton2Target1
Hobby Lobby1Toyota1
Holiday Inn1Toys"R"Us1
Hollister Co.1Travelodge1
Home Depot1U-Haul6
Honda1UPS33
Hot Topic1Vans3
IHOP2Verizon Wireless2
JCPenney1Victoria's Secret1
Jack In The Box2Walgreens4
JoS. A. Bank1Walmart2
Jones New York1Wendy's2
Journeys1Wet Seal1
Justice1

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